Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest 2015

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest 2017

Last date to apply

12 June 2017

About Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest

  • Adobe invites students to submit their creative designs created using Adobe products for Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest 2017.
  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest is open to students above the age of 18 years and are enrolled in any recognised institution for higher education.
  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards accepts individual as well as group participation Moreover there is no application fee for participating in the contest.
  • Participants can submit up to 3 entries in each of the following categories:
    • Interactive Experience Media Segment
      • Web and Application Design
      • Game Design
      • Exhibition Design
      • Digital Publishing
      • Social Impact Design
    • Motion and Video Media Segment
      • Animation
      • Post-production and Editing
      • Motion Graphics
    • Traditional Media Segment
      • Illustration
      • Packaging
      • Photography
      • Advertising Photography
      • Print Communications
  • The winners of the contest will be awarded a cash prize of USD 1,000 an invitation to attend 2017 Adobe MAX convention in San Diego, California along with a complimentary registration for Adobe MAX.
  • The entries for the contest can be submitted online using the contest page till 12 June 2017.

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Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region  All India (Except Tamil Nadu)
Class/ Age Above 18 years
Details
  •  Age: The contestant need to be above the age of 18 year at the time of submission of the entry.
  • Educational Status: The contest must be enrolled in any recognized institute for his higher studies
  • Participation: Individual as well as Group participation is allowed for the Contest.

Not Eligible for the Festival

  • The residents of the following places are not eligible to participate in the contest: China, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, North Korea, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Hong Kong, Italy, Northern Ireland, the Province of Quebec, Russia, Romania, Crimea, and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Employees and family members of Adobe and its associated organizations are not eligible for entry into the contest.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest Reward

The winners will be selected from each of the 3 categories, 13 sub-categories. The details of the prizes are as follow:

  • Media Segment Grand Prize: One grand prize winner will be selected from the three Media Segments which are Interactive Experience Media Segment, Motion and Video Media Segment and Traditional Media Segment. The following prize will be awarded to the winners:
    • Cash Reward: USD 1000 equivalent to Rs.63000.
    • Certificate: A grand prize certificate for the winner.
    • Invitation:An invitation to attend 2017 Adobe MAX convention in San Diego, on October 2017 along with one complimentary student standard MAX registration fee of USD 299 added to the prize value.
  • Category Winner: One winner will be selected from each of the 13 categories and the following prizes will be given to them:
    • Certificate:A winner will be awarded with a winner certificate from Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
    • Membership: A 12 months membership of Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Invitation:An invitation to attend 2017 Adobe MAX convention in San Diego on October 2017 with roundtrip airfare, accommodation, and complimentary MAX student registration fee.
    • Mentorship: The winners will be mentored for a period of 12 months by an industry mentor.
  • Asia Pacific Regional Winner: One winner will be selected from the semifinalist irrespective of the category for the award of Asia Pacific Regional. The awardee will get the following benefits:
    • Certificate:A winner will be awarded with a winner certificate from Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
    • Membership: A 12 months membership of Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Invitation:An invitation to attend 2017 Adobe MAX convention in San Diego in October 2017 with roundtrip air fare, accommodation, and complimentary MAX student registration fee.
    • Mentorship: The winners will be mentored for a period of 12 months by an industry mentor.
  • Special Designations: Special Designation will be awarded to participants showing remarkable expertise and innovation across any of the categories. The Designations will be given under 2 categories i.e. Storytelling Designation & Typography Designation. The winners will get:
    • Membership: A 12 months membership of Adobe Creative Cloud.
    • Certificate: A PDF certificate related to the respective Designation.
  • Honorable Mention Designees: The participants receiving honorable mentions will get one Adobe Creative Cloud membership for 12 months and an Honorable Mention designed digital certificate in PDF.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest Application form and Process

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Application Process

The entries for the contest need to be submitted online using Adobe’s online page available for the same purpose. The application must be accompanied with the following:

  • Proof of student Status: Digital copy of Applicant’s Student Identification proof or a letter from the institute certifying the student status of the applicant. In case of Group entries, the same need to be submitted for every group member, failure in complying will result in the disqualification of the entry.
  • Number of Entries: Each contestant can submit up to 3 entries in each category which means that an individual can submit a total of 39 entries in total for the Contest.
  • Use of Adobe Tools:The work must be created using 50% or more by the use of Adobe tools designated in each category mentioned above. Original digital files in adobe software should also be provided if requested.

Submission of the Entries

The entries can be uploaded online using Adobe’s contest website. All the entries will be judges on the basis of their digital formats, but if physical submission of any entry is required the contests will be notified regarding the same. In order to complete the submission, the Followwing submissions are required along with the application form:

  • Web and Application Design
    • Optional PDF file of images, design, or information regarding your design.
    • Website or app URL reference; the URL must remain constant and unchanged through November 2017.
    • Up to 10 images in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats.
  • Game Design
    • Up to 10 images or screenshots of your game artwork or design, in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats.
    • Optional PDF visual guide of your game concept.
    • Demo video of the design experience uploaded to Behance, Vimeo, or YouTube, with password provided.
    • If your game is functioning, include the URL link where the user can enter your game (the URL must remain constant and unchanged through November 2017); the delivery platform of the game is not required to use Adobe tools.
  • Exhibition Design
    • Optional PDF file of images, design, or information regarding the exhibition.
    • URL reference (URL must remain constant and unchanged through November 2017).
    • Up to 10 images in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats.
    • Demo video of the design uploaded to Behance, Vimeo, or YouTube, with password provided.
  • Digital Publishing
    • Optional PDF file of images, design, or information regarding your design.
    • URL reference (URL must remain constant and unchanged through November 2017).
    • Up to 10 images in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats.
    • Demo video of the design uploaded to Behance, Vimeo, or YouTube, with password provided.
  • Social Impact Design
    • Up to 10 images in JPEG format.
    • Optional PDF file of information regarding how your design addresses social impact.
    • Website or app URL reference (URL must remain constant and unchanged through November 2017).
    • Demo video of the design uploaded to Behance, Vimeo, or YouTube, with password provided.
  • Animation/ Post-production and Editing/ Motion Graphics
    • URL reference of a Behance, Vimeo, or YouTube video, with password provided.
  • Illustration/Packaging/Photography/Advertising Photography/Print Communications
    • Up to 10 images in JPEG, PNG, GIF formats, and an optional PDF.

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Contest Selection Process

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Selection Process

All the entries received will be inspected to sort out those entries which do not comply with the conditions and specifications of the contest. The entries found complying with all the rules will be judged from June 2017 through July 2017. The Semifinalist will be announced on the third week of July 2017.

  • Result: The list of the winners of the awards will be posted on the official website by October 2017. 

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